Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Plan of Port Roseway Harbour


Detailed inset map shows both the black refugee community of Burch Town (Birchtown) and the black suburb of Shelburne, Black Town.

Black Town was founded by black settlers driven from Shelburne by white labourers and disbanded soldiers during the so-called 'race riot' of July 1784.

Date: published London 12 July 1798

Cartographer: Captain Holland

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  A New Chart of the Coast of Nova Captain Holland (map 239-1798)